In this post, we are going to dive into the Mindhunter series on Netflix and the real-life inspiration for the FBI agents and the serial killers portrayed on the show. Buckle up, there are some real freaks out there.
Mindhunter Book and John Douglas
The Mindhunter series on Netflix is loosely based on the book written by John Douglas, an ex-FBI agent. The book was published in 1995 and is titled Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit.
I read this book years ago. I have been intrigued by the work that John Douglas did in the FBI and he was a pioneer in the Behavioural Sciences Unit.